The timeless, true stories by Haitian-American teens in this book depict the richness of Haitian culture and traditions and its troubled history through the eyes of teens.
Teens from any background will relate to the writers’ struggles with identity, family relations, loss, and starting over.
Includes discussion questions, plus two stories by Edwidge Danticat, a former teen writer at Youth Communication whose first novel, Breath Eyes Memory, became an Oprah’s Book Club section.
“This book is ideal for middle and high school students, whether or not they are of Haitian descent….It is an important collection in which youth not only educate others about Haiti, but also empower those of their generation to tell their own stories for themselves.”
—Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, and Romance Languages and Literature, Boston College